Taking advantage of affiliate link programs like Liketoknowit (formerly RewardStyle + LTK) is one of the many ways to monetize your influence through blog posts and instagram. In fact, many bloggers point to this platform as their main source of affiliate link income. It gives you a lot of flexibility with how you bring in sales because you can use these links anywhere – blog posts, social posts, swipe ups, social bios, or even share directly with friends and family! LiketoKnowit can be really confusing at first & definitely comes with a bit of a learning curve. But once you get the hang of it, it is actually pretty easy to use! I’m here to help you skip over that learning curve and get started posting today!
5 Steps to Make Money on LiketoKnowit
STEP 1: GET ON THE PLATFORM
First and foremost, you have to be invited to join the platform. Get invited to the platform by reaching out to another creator. Look for the small Liketoknowit symbol in the corner of someone’s post & then simply reach out by DM or the email in their bio. According to Liketoknowit, “LTK Creators are defined by their quality of production, consistency of publishing, shoppability of content, and strength of shopper engagement.” Get accepted as a LiketoKnowit influencer. This can take up to two weeks or more. If you can’t find anyone, just email me and I’m happy to nominate you: email@example.com
STEP 2: SAY HELLO ON THE LIKETOKNOW.IT APP
Download the LiketoKnowit app from the app store. Create your account or login, and then set up your profile. Use an eye-catching, product-focused profile picture and header image to draw viewers in. In your bio, make sure to list information that’s relevant to your audience: what types of products you share, your style/aesthetic, or even what sizes you typically wear. This bio is not like your Instagram bio – use this space to your advantage and give shoppers a reason to follow you!
STEP 3: FOLLOW OTHER LTK CREATORS FOR INSPIRATION
These are some of my favorite accounts to gain inspiration from:
4 Types of Posts to Make on the App
- Digital collages
- Tag photos of yourself or your home
- Screenshot things you like
- Download a story that originally had a swipe up & display a side by side with an image of the product
- Do a mix of everything!
Not only will following other influencers provide great inspiration: you’ll need to start building your follower base on Liketoknowit, and these people might follow you back.
STEP 4: YOUR FIRST LIKETOKNOWIT POST
Before posting, you’ll need to make sure you can tag your items for purchase! Link Ninja™ is an amazing tool inside the Liketoknowit app where you can link products directly or share affiliate links for blog posts and social media. Click here for a full tutorial on Link Ninja™. Add products to your favorites & you’re ready to post. Go to the Liketoknowit app, upload your photo, tag your products, and voila! Your first LTK post is up.
Now, we need to capitalize on this post & put this content everywhere. Let’s be re-purposing queens and work smarter, not harder by using this content in every way that we can. That means getting posts up on all social platforms & using each platform to its full advantage. For example, for Instagram, you want to post in feed & on stories or maybe post esach individual product on stories instead of just the singular post. There are many ways to do it and I’ll talk more about that in my upcoming LTK Workflow post.
STEP 5: GROW GROW GROW!
For optimal success, you want to be posting at least 3x a day, usually more. Keywords are important so people can find you! This platform is SEO heavy. Also, keep track of your stats. The heart icon under a photo means someone saved your post in the app, the envelope icon means someone got an email reminder that they saved your item, and the purse icon means someone bought an item. Your followers will get push notifications when you’re active on the app, so follower number is important! Increase your follower number as quickly as possible to take advantage of these push notifications – let the app do the work for you
Now you’re ready to make your first dollar in affiliate sales! Remember, affiliate sales is a slow burn & doesn’t become successful overnight, but with consistency, this could become a large part of your income on social media.
Once you’ve started strong on Liketoknowit, learn how you can promote your affiliate links through a compelling tiktok video on this post!
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